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Alaska Visitors Guide

Where to go and what to do in Anchorage

The buildings of downtown Anchorage reflect the color in the sky just after sunset. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

If you're coming to Alaska, you'll likely spend some time in the state's largest city. Whether you're looking for a bite to eat, a thriving arts scene or a mighty fine cup of coffee, we've got you covered.

24 hours in Anchorage (give or take an hour or two)

This place grabs your eyes, imagination and heart first, thanks to the mountains that watch over you as you fly or drive in, and then for its people.

Searching for Anchorage’s finest bites? Think seafood

From sweet king crab legs to humble halibut tacos, dining out in Anchorage means eating the way many Alaskans dine in. Which is to say, beautifully.

Discover a wealth of arts and culture in Anchorage

Anchorage has plenty of exhibits and museums chronicling a rich history.

The best part of waking up: Dive into Anchorage’s coffee culture

We Alaskans have our own methods of coping with seasonal extremes, but there's one thing most of us can agree upon: coffee therapy. Year-round.

Make the most of your trip with these hikes near Anchorage

Whether you have just a few hours or a couple of days, here are some hike options that offer a glimpse of Alaska's beauty.

11 glacier adventures near Anchorage

Glaciers are one of the state's most awe-inspiring and unique attractions. Alaska is, after all, home to most of the glaciers in the U.S.

Raise your glass to beer born and brewed in Alaska

Over 30 breweries call Alaska home — and while 15 of them are in the Anchorage area, some of our tiniest towns and most remote ports of call are all in on the brewing action.

Tackle Anchorage’s terrific city trail system

Anchorage boasts more than 120 miles of paved bike and multi-use trails, plus 87 miles of non-paved hiking trails.

Get out on the town and explore the nightlife in Anchorage

From upscale cocktails to laid-back dive bars, Anchorage has it all.

What to do in downtown Anchorage

Learn about Anchorage history, culture and ghosts as you explore the city's walkable downtown circuit.

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